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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Pro Bono Lawyers for Disaster Justice’

Navigating the complex world of disaster recovery.

Disaster recovery can be a very complex process for governments and individuals. Not everyone is personally prepared to navigate the recovery maze of rules and regulations that make up our nation’s attempt to help disaster survivors.

This Disaster Zone podcast, “Pro Bono Lawyers for Disaster Justice,” covers how there is a resource that is available to help with the legal aspect of disaster recovery.

Perhaps you are an attorney who might want to explore this program or a government agency looking for additional resources to help with issues of equity in your community where it applies to disasters. Everyone with a piece of the disaster puzzle can learn something from this podcast.

See the podcast description below:

“In 2021 almost one in three Americans experienced a weather related disaster. The aftermath of these disasters disproportionately devastate marginalized communities, and government aid programs like the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reportedly favor white, rich people most. However, making public interest lawyers available to at-risk communities can help folks become prepared to respond to disasters before they occur and assist them in the aftermath.

“In this podcast disaster resilience and preparation specialist Linda Anderson StanleySenior Program Manager at Equal Justice Works, shares how public interest lawyers are contributing to disaster preparedness and recovery efforts in communities across the country.

“You can find more information about their fellowship program at Equal Justice Works (EJW) which has worked to build a pipeline of public interest lawyers, including through its Disaster Resilience Program which mobilizes Fellows in disaster prone areas to work with legal aid organizations to make vital legal services accessible and responsive to the unique needs of individual communities.”
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.